Diva / Mensch pair for 2/19/20
This week I'm featuring two songs by Samuel Barber, a mid-century master of the art song.
Mensch: "The Daisies"
"Nuvoletta" is all a diva could ask for, it has a cadenza that's capped off with a high C! Not many songs do that. And "The Daisies" is a darling little song, it's been sung by forty million high school students, all of whom sounded darling. Both of these YouTube performances are by unknowns. "The Daisies" comes all the way from Serbia!